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Employment as an 'auto stylist' with General Motors

posted Mar 8, 2014, 3:55 AM by Felix Schlag
Several biographies, including the one on the U.S. Mint's website (#88), and newspaper articles suggest that for a brief period Felix Schlag worked for General Motors (GM) in Detroit as an "auto-stylist."  This week, the nail was officially driven into the coffin in regards to confirming said employment directly with GM.  Our third plea for assistance was addressed to CEO Mary Barra, and requested a special exception be granted to the corporate policy prohibiting release of employment data to unauthorized third parties.  Unfortunately, we received a third denial letter. 

While GM should be applauded for their timely response to these requests, it truly is regrettable that they are not interested in embracing the role they may have played in American numismatic history.  Maybe we would have had better luck if Schlag had worked for Ford.